March 18, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only two chapters to read.

March 18: Psalm 18, Deuteronomy 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 18, the fourth longest psalm,  of David. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: (Read it, ponder and enjoy it.)

Deuteronomy 16, how to celebrate the Passover, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. Bring an offering, no one can go empty handed. Appoint Judges so justice can be properly administered. Do not worship any Asherah poles ever

March 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters to read.

March 17: Psalm 16, Psalm 17, Deuteronomy 14, Deuteronomy 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 16, of David. A wonderful psalm of confidence in the LORD even in times of trouble, and a prophetic psalm pointing to Jesus resurrection quoted in the New Testament.

Psalm 17 demonstrates David’s total trust in God and not in self in spite of David’s best efforts. it can be summarized: “Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings” with regard to the threats from his enemies.

Deuteronomy 14, do not do as the heathen do with improper mourning, eat only clean meat and do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. Observe tithing, and every three years give an extra tithing for the Levites, the aliens, the fatherless and the widows.

Deuteronomy 15. Debts are to be canceled after seven years, show generosity to the poor, lend freely but do not borrow,  free your slaves after seven years and give them opportunity to continue on their own. Set apart every firstborn animal.

 

March 16, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters to read, the end of the Gospel of Mark.

March 16: Mark 16, Deuteronomy 11, Deuteronomy 12, Deuteronomy 13 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 16, on the first day of the week Jesus is Risen and Mary Magdalene sees the Risen Lord. To complete the Gospel Jesus proclaims the Great Commission, is taken up to heaven and sits down at the Right Hand of God.

Deuteronomy 11.  Love and Obey the LORD, remember all He has done, meditate day and night on it and always teach your children. God did set before them a blessing and a curse, it dealt with obedience.

Deuteronomy 12, God proclaims forever the One Place of Worship. All other places of worship, where False Gods have been worshiped must be destroyed. You may eat from all clean animals, but do not drink their blood.

Deuteronomy 13,  Apostates must be severely punished.

 

 

March 15, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 15: Mark 15, Deuteronomy 9, Deuteronomy 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 15. Early in the morning Jesus is brought before Pilate since only the Romans could execute capital punishment. Pilate, trying to get out of the situation offers to release Barabbas or Jesus and the crowd chooses Barabbas. Pilate gives in to the crowd, the Soldiers mock Jesus, and so the Crucifixion of Jesus the King begins. Dead it carefully. Jesus Dies, and at the same time the Temple vail was rent in two, from top to bottom, opening up for us full access to God himself. Finally Jesus’ burial is recorded.

Deuteronomy 9, Israel’s rebellion is reviewed, but in spite of being a stiffnecked people doing abominations to the LORD like the Golden Calf, God in His mercy still keeps His promises.

Deuteronomy 10, take Two Tablets, Fear the LORD and circumcise your hearts,  that is the Essence of the Law. Remember, you too were aliens in Egypt.

 

March 14, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 14: Mark 14, Deuteronomy 7, Deuteronomy 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 14 starts out in Bethany, where Jesus is anointed. The next day Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper and predicts Peter’s denial. The eleven remaining disciples and Jesus go to the Mount of Olives where there is a garden called Gethsemane. While there Jesus Prays. Judas Iscariot reappears and betrays Jesus. The accompanying soldiers Arrest Jesus, and he is brought before the Sanhedrin. Peter is waiting outside and denies Jesus three times. The cock crows twice.

Deuteronomy 7 promises that the Israelites are A Chosen People. God will drive out the people before them. When entering the land they must destroy completely all idols and false gods.

Deuteronomy 8. Remember the LORD your God but if not, you too will be destroyed.

March 13, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only 2 chapters to read.

March 13: Mark 13, Deuteronomy 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 13.  Jesus tells of the Signs of the End of the Age, the Great Tribulation, the Coming of the Son of Man, the lesson of the Fig Tree and the Day and Hour of his return unknown.

In Deuteronomy 6 Moses lays out The Greatest Commandment, he recommends phylacteries to keep them always in remembrance of the LORD and cautions against disobedience. The Old testament law has lots of New Testament references.

 

March 12, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only 2 chapters to read.

March 12: Mark 12, Deuteronomy 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 12 begins with the parable of the unfaithful tenants, then the Pharisees try to entrap Jesus with the question “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar? You know the answer. Then it is the Sadducees turn to entrap him with what happens to  marriage at the Resurrection. Then Jesus answers what is the Greatest Commandment, and answers the riddle “whose son is the Christ?” Finally, looking at temple offerings Jesus notices the widow’s two Mites.

In Deuteronomy 5 the Ten Commandments are enumerated a second time, the first time was in Exodus 20. The people are afraid of God’s presence, but not in reverential fear.